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, federal budget cuts have kicked in testing the already thin patience of air travelers. faa furloughs causing some delays at airports across the country with air traffic controllers forced to take days off. at sfo, most lights were on schedule. some flights into and out of lax, it's a repeat of last evening when some flights out of los angeles were delayed up to two hours. >>> well, it's one of the most well manicured cities in the bay area. >> and one look at the water bill will tell you why. on this earth day, kit doe shows us why palo alto is using so much water and who is using more. kit. >> this is an increasingly common sight here in palo alto. now the thing about this city is that they know they use a lot of water and they're trying to do something about it. >> it's one of the luscious, greenest cities in the bay area and it's no wonder. palo alto ranks near the top of the list for bay area water users. the bay area water supply and conservation agency says palo alto uses 100 gallons of water per day. the average is 77-gallons per day. it turns out, palo altoans love their y
. the ntsb wants to know out prob -- how problems with the batteries went unnoticed by the faa and boeing inspectors during test flights. the problem grounded the jets three months ago. the faa approved a redesigned battery system and this week boeing is install the batteries and dreamliners that happen in operation around the world. small knives are still banned on planes. the tsa reversed its decision to start allowing small knives on board passenger planes. that would have happened this thursday. tsa is now saying it needs more time to reveal all of the public feedback on the decision. unions for flight attendants and pilots loudly protested against the change. many passengers say they really never liked the idea of allowing planes on -- knives on planes. >>> 8:19. some bay area schools are seeing a rise in bomb threats. now, just yesterday, a student at san francisco state found a suspicious package in a music and theater building. inside the package, a note saying a bomb was about to go off. now, police investigated the building, their search proved that threat was a hoax. >> it made
, i think they should furlough the president and congress. >> the faa claims it had no choice but to put 15,000 controllers on unpaid furloughs, which means 10% fewer of them working each day. that could mean delays of 3 1/2 hours in atlanta, two hours in chicago and 1 hour and 20 minutes in laguardia. the airlines are furious and argue there are other places to cut. >> the air traffic controllers have never been furloughed. they should not be furloughed now. >> the controllers complain they're being used as political pawns. >> it's the piece of sequestration that affects americans the most. and i don't think that it's fair that air traffic control, particularly air traffic controllers are being used as a pawn. >> ray lahood has a message. >> tell them to fix sequester, and this will go away. >> the administration seems to be saying that any solution to put the air traffic controllers to work must include an overall roll back of the sequester. which does not look like something that's going to happen any time soon. the next few months could be a nightmare for travelers. >> the
are already being played. several people from the obama administration are saying pressure the faa. tell them you want them to find a different way to balance their budgets. it doesn't have to be by putting these workers on furlough. they could tighten their other budget considerations. we'll see what happens when it really gets busy. ken bastida, kpix 5. >>> the next time you're getting ready to travel, you can check the status of your flight on our website, kpix.com. >>> federal officials are delaying a policy that would allow small knives, bats and other sports equipment on planes. the tsa says that the policy change has been delayed to accommodate feedback from an advisory committee made up of aviation industry, consumer and law enforcement officials. the change was to go into effect thursday. >>> coming up in our next half hour, another terror plot this time targeting mass transit. where the suspects allegedly planned to bomb a train and their ties to al qaeda. >> everyone that saw it was almost in tears. >> how a bay area school sent a special message to the student injured in the bosto
an hour long. >> reporter: the faa is blaming the delays on across-the-board budget cuts which, it says, forced it on to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers and other workers and were spacing out flights in the name of safety. several hundred flights delayed, less than the agency's prediction of 6,700 daily flight delays. but transportation secretary ray lahood warns abc, we might see an airplane apocalypse yet. >> we did not take into account weather activities. these delays could get extended beyond the 60 to 90 minutes. >> reporter: late monday, i decided to investigate the delays myself. taking a round-trip from miami -- not bad. taking off about 25 minutes late. to orlando -- it looks like we're about to take off about 50 minutes late. not too bad given the circumstances. and back. now, a lot of folks back in there gripe that probably the airports that the politicians and congressmen use, washington national, probably didn't have too many delays. it did. delays up to two hours. airline analysts say if this persists through the summer, we could see ticket prices start to rise. r
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